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Poster: Chris Mank Date: Jan 6, 2017 1:31pm
Forum: news Subject: Forbes - The Internet Archive's New Donald Trump And White House Archives: Transparency And History As Data

Yesterday the Internet Archive officially debuted their new Donald Trump Archive, consisting of more than 700 “televised speeches, interviews, debates, and other news broadcasts related to President-elect Donald Trump.” Drawing from the Archive’s Television News Archive, the goal of this new collection is to provide a single centralized collection of the myriad television appearances and statements made by the President-elect. This is complemented by the Archive’s vast US Government archives, totaling tens to hundreds of terabytes of material preserved from across the US Government, including a special “end of term” archive that will eventually hold a snapshot of all White House social media output and the web output of the Government as a whole during the Obama administration, ranging from every official statement published by each agency to every PowerPoint presentation posted on public US military websites. In fact, the Archive will actually be holding a hackathon focusing on this data tomorrow at their San Francisco headquarters.

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